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What Line For My Spinning And Baitcasting Rods? - Bass And Walleye

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I found I put this in the wrong section earlier.

 

I currently use Power Pro 30 & 35# braid on my Revo SX and Plueger Patriach. It's worked well. I saw the new Power Pro Slick 8 and didn't know if that was worth upgrading too when I finally need new line. I don't think I need 50-65# braid like some guys because I'm really not horsing fish out of huge weeds like some other guys might. So far 30-35# has worked well for me, but I did hear that using a heavier braid might make it easier to cast, won't get stuck into the spool as much, and is less likely to birds-nest so that made me reconsider the heavier braid. I did try 50# Power Pro once and I think I had a hard time casting it far, I assumed it was because the line was too heavy.....that could be because I was new with a baitcasting reel though. I am probably going to be ordering two Revo Rockets and 2 Shimano Ci4+FA's if I can get them for the right price. I have a Shimano Stradic that's over 10 years old and is making an annoying sound that I can't get rid of, even though I have oiled every part that can be oiled. Still works great, but the noise is annoying as hell. I believe I have 8# Fireline on it.

 

 

I use my baitcasting rods for mainly topwater frogs, Ragetail Toads (one of the best lures I've ever used), spinner baits, jig & pigs. I mostly use my spinning rods for senko's and other stuff. But I also use my spinning rods for walleye fishing, so I need a line that will be good for all of this. Sometimes I use a slip-bobber for walleyes, so this could affect what line to choose also.

 

*** The spinning rods would be the only ones that are used for both bass and walleye fishing.

 

 

So what lines and weight would you recommend with these set-ups?

 

 

How often do you change your lines? (My friend says he only changes his line if it's braid like every 3-5 years and he's had no problems).

 

 

 

I was looking at braid for the baitcasting reels and Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL for the spinning reels because I read in this article that it is the best of mono and fluorocarbon. They claim it's not stiff or wiry, casts like mono, has great abrasion resistance, sink rate, sensitivity, hook-setting power, and invisibility. What do you think?

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I like 20 lb braid on my spinning rods, I just change it out whenever I don't have enough left on my reel. I don't know anything about walleye so I don't know if braid will be good or bad for that.

I also like braid on my baitcasters for frogs and what not. I use both 50 and 65 lb. as far as distance goes check your brakes, they might be choking the cast, that or your rod isn't loading right. I think the rod has more to do with distance than anything else.

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I like 20 lb braid on my spinning rods, I just change it out whenever I don't have enough left on my reel. I don't know anything about walleye so I don't know if braid will be good or bad for that.

I also like braid on my baitcasters for frogs and what not. I use both 50 and 65 lb. as far as distance goes check your brakes, they might be choking the cast, that or your rod isn't loading right. I think the rod has more to do with distance than anything else.

 

 

 

What braid do you use?

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I use regular power pro, I've used power pro super slick 8, suffix 832, and spider wire stealth in the past. Don't have anything bad to say about the other lines, power pro is just what I've stuck with. I will say that I've had a knot slip with the super slick, but that was just one time so I don't blame the line could've just been a bad knot.

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If I were in your position, I'd probably go with 50lb braid on one baitcaster, 12 lb Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon on the other. On the spinning reels I'd go 8lb Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL on one and 20 lb braid on the other.  

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If I were in your position, I'd probably go with 50lb braid on one baitcaster, 12 lb Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon on the other. On the spinning reels I'd go 8lb Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL on one and 20 lb braid on the other.

Ok. Why fluoro on one and braid on the other?

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Ok. Why fluoro on one and braid on the other?

Fluoro gives you much better slack line sensitivity, so it's better for those bottom contact baits, but it also sinks so using it for frogs or pretty much any top water is out. Same for the spinning reels, especially since you said you bobber fish with them. The fluoro will want to sink your bobber lower into the water. I feel having them mixed will allow you to be more versatile in general.

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